Concert

Lilin / Michael Martinez / Kyle Thornton & the Company

Thursday / February 26, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lilin
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Lilin (also known as LILIN or Lili.n) is a Berklee student from Rome, Italy who came to Boston to launch her music career. Her progressive, free pop stylings have been recognized by several publications and online magazines, and her debut single, "Euphoria," had its online radio debut on AmpedSounds.com in January, followed by a great review. 
 

Entitled Future Minds, this show features Lilin's new original music along with innovative covers. It merges the worlds of pop and trance to spread the message of living life without limiting ourselves and realizing that our strength and courage can make us whatever and whoever we want to be.  

Michael Martinez and Kyle Thornton & the Company are the featured opening acts.

Portland Cello Project

Friday / April 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Portland Cello Project
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Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on loading docks in New York City to symphony halls to punk rock clubs. The group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

Because their repertoire now numbers over 1,000 pieces of both traditional and nontraditional cello music, no two Portland Cello Project shows are alike. Their stage setup ranges from the very simple (four to six cellos) to the epic (12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion instruments).

The Portland Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker, to name a few.

Justin Spicer's Senior Recital

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

This performance will be a conglomeration of fun, energetic, and eclectic vocal and instrumental rock, led by Justin Spicer on guitar and featuring Aiman Radzi on bass, Sam Morrison on saxophone, Sam Behrman on vocals, and Chuckie Greenwood on drums.

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Free

Andrew and the Awesomes

Friday / February 13, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Andrew Bong presents an evening of music by prominent composers and singer-songwriters of Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Guitarist/Singer-Songwriter Student Showcase

Friday / February 6, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Guitar Department presents a showcase of some of Berklee's finest guitar-playing singer-songwriters.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz at the Arsenal: Gabrielle Goodman

Monday / February 9, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
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Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Gabrielle Goodman
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JMT/Verve recording artist Gabrielle Goodman brings her sultry voice, delicate phrasing,​ and adventurous vocal improvisations to the Arsenal Center for the Arts in a concert of jazz favorites and songs from her new, gospel-inflected album, Spiritual Tapestry. She’ll be joined by Yoron Israel (drums), Ron Reid (bass), Jiri Nedoma (piano), and special guest John Baboian (guitar), who is the director of the Jazz at the Arsenal series. With a voice like an angel, Goodman promises to stir your soul and set your spirit on fire!

Goodman’s diverse musical talent has afforded her the opportunity to work with artists of legendary status and tour the world, performing in China, Russia, Japan, Europe, and throughout the United States.​ Known for a variety of music (jazz, pop, R&B, soul, and Brazilian), she has performed and/or recorded with Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Kevin Eubanks, Quincy Jones, and Patti LaBelle, among many others. Flack has called her "one of the best singers around today."

Among Goodman’s many talents, she is a composer, arranger, and educator, serving full time on the Berklee College of Music faculty. She’s been featured with the Boston Pops, Baltimore Symphony, and Tokyo’s Yamayuri Symphony Orchestra, performing classical, jazz, and gospel music.

Listen to music from Spiritual Tapestry here:

Admission: 
$20/ $18 members/ $15 students

Alex Gasser: Hole in the Wall

Thursday / January 29, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bassist Alex Gasser leads an evening of original music featuring drummer Noam Israeli and guitarist Yoav Eshed. With a focus on simple melodies and interlocking textures, Hole in the Wall aims to communicate to the public the feelings of camaraderie experienced by Noam, Yoav, and Alex when, for example, they run into each other by chance or have dinner together.

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Free

The Aliya Cycon Project's Big Comeback

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Aliya Cycon Project
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Oud principal and composer Aliya Cycon and her band present an evening of dynamic compositions inspired by Arabian music.

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Free

The Vlade Guigni Trio: Freedom of Expression

Thursday / February 12, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Lead by drummer Vlade Guigni, the Vlade Guigni Trio will perform jazz standards.

Admission: 
Free

Anthony D’Amato / Michaela Anne

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Anthony D'Amato / Michaela Anne
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Anthony D’Amato’s New West Records debut, The Shipwreck From The Shore, has already earned praise from places such as NPR, the New York Times, SPIN, and Billboard for its brand of heavy-hearted folk shot through with rock 'n' roll. Recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter’s band, the album veers away from the homemade, DIY production style that marked his early work. D’Amato relocated to producer Sam Kassirer’s Great North Sound Society, an 18th-century farmhouse turned studio in rural Maine, to cut the album raw and fast in just eleven days.

D’Amato first came to national attention with 2010’s Down Wires, which he recorded with a single microphone in his college bedroom and which NPR dubbed “a modern folk gem.” He followed it up with another home recording, Paper Back Bones, which BBC Scotland named one of the best Americana albums of 2012. Dates in the United States and Europe with Josh Ritter, Rhett Miller, Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, Alejandro Escovedo, and others ensued, in addition to performances at the iconic Newport Folk Festival and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections.

A self-described military kid, Michaela Anne has moved beyond naval bases and barracks to become one of the most recognizable alt-country singer-songwriters in Brooklyn, New York. It isn’t easy moving from place to place, switching bedrooms, finding new friends, and never having a clear answer to “Where’s home?” Yet no matter where you are, there are chords to be played and a song to be sung, and it was music that provided solace and a constant companion during Michaela Anne’s nomadic childhood. While studying jazz at 21, she discovered her love of country music—and her true callingwhen her path crossed with that of bluegrass musician Michael Daves. Finding her true voice in an unexpected genre, she embarked on a journey that has led her across the United States, playing her original songs both alone and with her band.

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